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130 years of the Queen’s Nursing Institute celebrated in new calendar

Previously unseen images of nursing through the decades feature in the calendar

Carers take loved ones to emergency department because of lack of district nurses

1 in 5 carers have taken their loved one to the emergency department (ED) due to failures in...

Stop 'disinvestment' in nursing to improve end of life care

An RCN seminar on end of life issues heard how action was needed to end ‘disinvestment’ in...

RCN sets out timetable for ANP accreditation project

The RCN is taking a phased approach to advanced nurse practitioner accreditation.

'Political maladministration' to blame for high level of unsafe hospital...

NHS staff must always ensure patients take priority over organisational pressures, a report...

70,000 people with learning disabilities not having a health check, figures show

More than 70,000 people with learning disabilities did not receive a health check, according...

New dementia strategy for nurses

Nurses caring for those with dementia are urged to fit the care they provide to the...

Radical changes needed to tackle public health, say academics

Nurses and healthcare professionals must collaborate with those outside of their traditional...

Union invites public to thank nurses for the job they do

Unison aims to highlight work of nurses and other public servants ahead of government...

New accreditation scheme for advanced nurse practitioners, says RCN

New accreditation scheme for advanced nurse practitioners, says RCN.

Healthcare assistants being used as 'nurses on the cheap', says new report

NHS healthcare assistants (HCAs) are doing the jobs of nurses without the equivalent pay or...

Workloads hampering school nurses' ability to help pupils with long-term conditions

Increased workloads are causing school nurses to lose confidence in their ability to help...

Survey reveals fears about cyber-attacks in the NHS

Health professionals are concerned about cyber security within their organisations with many...

More community placements needed for nursing students

Nursing student placements in the community need support to ensure the career is seen as...

‘Neglected and invisible’: NHS chief on community nursing

Community nurses could hold key to redesigning services says NHS England chief executive.

Care homes still using antipsychotics to quieten dementia patients, study finds

Lack of staff could be the reason why too many UK care homes are still using a ‘chemical...

Brexit threatens future of 78,000 social care workers, report warns

Failure to recruit sufficient numbers of British-born care workers could leave older people...

Pedometers handed out to help nursing students fight obesity

Nursing students and trainee midwives are counting each step as they aim to reduce the...

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